Manusela mosaic-tailed rat

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Manusela Mosaic-tailed Rat
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Rodentia
Family: Muridae
Genus: Melomys
Species: M. fraterculus
Binomial name
Melomys fraterculus
(Thomas, 1920)

The Manusela Mosaic-tailed Rat (Melomys fraterculus) is a species of rodent in the family Muridae. It is found only in Indonesia. It lives in the rainforests on the island of Seram in Indonesia.[1] Specimens of it weigh 66.5g and have a head and body length of 118-135mm and a tail length of 126–140mm.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Helgen, Kristofer M. (2003). "A review of the rodent fauna of Seram, Moluccas, with the description of a new subspecies of mosaic-tailed rat, Melomys rufescens paveli". The Zoological Society of London 261 (2): 165–172. doi:10.1017/S0952836903004035.